The Dress a Girl Around the World Ministry is a group of ladies from COBC and the community, that meet once a month and sew dresses for God’s precious girls that live in poverty around the world. We believe each girl should have a new dress that gives them dignity, respect, hope and shows they are loved by God. We also have a wonderful time of fellowship and fun.
We will teach anyone how to sew a dress. We have sewn over 900 dresses that have been taken to 24 countries around the world, by people going on a short term mission trips. Our goals are to always glorify God. Continue to sew hundreds of beautiful dresses and encourage other ladies to join us in serving others.
We meet the second Thursday of the month at Country Oaks Baptist Church at 4-8pm, share a potluck dinner and sew. For more information contact Margo Amero at 661-619-1493.
Our 2017 Dress A Girl Around the World Sew Days are:
- Thursday, August 10, 2017
- Thursday, September 14, 2017
- Thursday, October 5, 2017
- Thursday, November 9, 2017
- December 2017 – no meeting
All sewing days meet from 4-8pm in Country Oaks Baptist Church’s Chapel. Margo Amero will teach participants how to make the simple pillowcase dresses. Please RSVP to Margo at 661.619.1493 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come or want more information. Thanks.
- If you don’t like to sew, we are also accepting donations to help mail the dresses off.
- There will be a potluck dinner, so bring a dish to share since we’ll be working through the dinner hour.
- Come for the whole time or an hour – whatever works for you.
- If you can’t come to the Sew Day but would like to make dresses, we are collecting them for future mailings.
Supplies (Bring what you have, buy some new, or just come and sew!):
Equipment: Sewing machine and sewing supplies, extension cords, irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, rotary cutters, scissors, pins, etc.
For the Dresses: 1 yard pieces of 100% cotton fabric OR 3/4 yard and 1/4 yard for trim OR a bright colorful pillowcase (you can also bring contrast fabrics for pockets, trim, lace, ribbon if you want to embellish your dress), 1″ Double Fold Bias Tape (Quilting Binding), Elastic 1/2 inch. Margo has the labels for the dresses. Patterns are also available for download and printing from the website.
Hope you all can come and join in the fun.
Dress a Dude!
Dress a Dude ministry (based in Santa Cruz, CA) was started because we wanted the BOYS in third world countries to feel the love of Jesus, and to know they are valued and important as well as the girls who receive a dress. We make shorts in all different sizes for the boys. If you don’t sew but would like to help, we need tee shirts so the boys will receive a complete outfit.
DONATIONS NEEDED: If anyone would like to be part of this wonderful ministry you can donate a colorful tee shirt, just drop it off to COBC.
Join us at our monthly meetings as we make shorts and dresses and enjoy fellowship, fun and blessings in serving others.
In 2016 we celebrated our Dress a Girl around the World one year anniversary sewing at COBC with a special dinner, games and prizes. We have sewed over 650 dresses that have gone to 13 countries around the world. Hallelujah!